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Suspect pleads guilty in Ohioan's 1987 stabbing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:40 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman arrested last year in Georgia for a 1987 Ohio stabbing has pleaded guilty to a murder charge and been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Fifty-year-old Zina Roberson made her plea Monday in Franklin County court in central Ohio. She originally was indicted on a more serious count of aggravated murder.

A message seeking comment was left for her attorney.


Some Ohio home-health aides see delay in paychecks

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:10 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some home-health workers say there's been a lag in getting paid under an Ohio plan to coordinate care for the state's sickest and most expensive residents.

The workers provide services for Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. The two programs operate fairly independently of each other, and the project seeks to streamline how health care is delivered to more than 100,000 so-called "dual eligible" individuals.


Monitoring of Ohio River continues after oil spill

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:08 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cleanup of thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant last week is mostly complete, and monitoring for any residual problems continues.

An estimated 9,000 gallons of oil spilled Aug. 18 at a Duke Energy power plant in New Richmond, about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati. Earlier estimates were around 3,000 to 5,000 gallons.

Authorities said Monday that the command center responding to the spill has closed and the Coast Guard has lifted restrictions on the affected 15-mile stretch of river.


Previously unseen Beatles photos offered in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:05 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A photographer who had special access to the Beatles' 1964 Cincinnati appearance plans to offer previously unseen photos to the public.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1wrK3p1 ) reports that photos by Walt Burton will be available starting Oct. 18 during a regional photography festival.

Burton was the official event photographer for the Cincinnati concert, the seventh stop on the Beatles' tour 50 years ago. The photos include their airport arrival, a press conference and their Cincinnati Gardens concert.


Cleveland couple charged in 1-year-old son's death

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:01 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland couple are charged with aggravated murder in the July death of their 18-month-old son.

Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Phelps and 22-year-old Anika McCorvey-Phelps had an initial court appearance Monday. It's not clear if they have attorneys.


Editorials from around Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:47 AM

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Aug. 24

The news in America was joyful. Two brave American health professionals, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol, flown to the United States after they fell ill with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, walked out of the hospital last week. Doctors say they have been cured.


Ohio theme park's cancer campaign raises $186,000

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 09:08 AM

MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio amusement park has raised $186,000 for cancer research and support groups after events including a mass head-shaving and a soccer ball kick fundraiser.

Kings Island on Sunday presented checks of $62,000 each to the Pink Ribbon Girls, The Dragonfly Foundation and Melanoma Know More. The money was raised over the past month in the park's Kicks Cancer campaign.


Girl's eye impaled by hook in fall at Ohio store

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:57 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a girl suffered a serious eye injury when she tripped and fell onto a piece of a shoe rack in a clothing store at a southwest Ohio shopping mall.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon inside the Dayton Mall. Lt. Ray Eaton from the Miami Valley Fire District tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1BUuerh ) the girl fell into a 7-inch hook used for hanging shoes, and it impaled her eye.

Eaton says the girl was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital. Her injury wasn't believed to be life-threatening.


State blames old mines for sagging SE Ohio highway

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:27 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State transportation officials believe a section of a main highway in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they're trying to pinpoint the problem areas.


Vacuum spark blamed in Ohio grain silo explosion

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 06:41 AM

EVENDALE, Ohio (AP) — A fire chief says explosions and a fire at a southwest Ohio grain silo began with a spark in a vacuum that pulls dust off the grain.

The fire Friday caused heavy damage at the large Bunge (BUNG'-ee) North America facility in the village of Evendale. No injuries were reported.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1tzpfXf ) reports firefighters remained at the site this weekend, checking for hot spots. The structures that needed checked included one where the fire sparked, which is as tall as a 22-story building.


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